Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sexy Mama Saturday's

In order to make sure a quick make-up routine makes us feel more confident, we have to make sure we are taking care of our face. Depending on the type of skin you have depends on what products work for you, everyone is different and not every product will work for every person.

I have dry skin and I use a Cetaphil cleanser.

This product is good for normal to dry skin because it is creamy and does not have a ton of chemicals that only dry the skin out further. With the lack of chemicals and perfumes it is also good for sensitive skin. Best of all - it can be found at any local drug store and is affordable at around $10 depending on where you go.

For oily skin, gel cleansers work best because they absorb excess oils.

Neutrogena's cleanser for oily skin is a great option, at just $5. Another good option is the Clinique Wash-Away Cleanser..

This can be a little drying so do not use this unless you have oily skin. It is a little more expensive, $19, and can only be found at a Clinique stand in your local department store.

Exfoliating and moisturizing are the next key steps to keeping your skin radiant. Exfoliation should be done at least once a week. This step will remove all dead skin cells and traces of dirt/old makeup from your skin and help deep cleanse. I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub - it works great and I use it every couple days.

Moisturizing is the last important step, especially for dry skin. Not only will moisturizing help balance the oils in your skin but it will provide a more even and smooth surface to apply makeup. There are SO many different moisturizers out there for different things and problems so finding the right moisturizer that works perfectly for you is very important. Here are a few that I have found work wonders.

Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer works great. It's best of normal-dry/sensitive skin. Not only did it moisturize and soothe my skin but it improved the texture and dryness on my face. This hovers around $11 at any drug store.

St. Ives Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer ($5-$6) is great for all skin types. It has an all day moisturizing effect and makes your skin feel healthy and smooth without feeling greasy.

These are the basic steps I follow to help my skin stay healthy and prevent blemishes and pimples. That a lone helps me feel better about myself knowing I have clear healthy looking skin. The best part of all these steps, they fit into your regular routine. Adding 30 seconds to exfoliate twice a week is very little time. Switching up your facial wash will also have surprising effects and improve the look of your skin. If any of you have questions about these products or about a skin type I did not cover, feel free to leave any questions. I'm excited to start this journey to help all of you feel great.


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